01/28/15 2:20pm
Alexandria Police car

The Alexandria Police Department is having a written Police Officer exam TOMORROW (Thursday, January 29, 2015). The exam will be at Police HQ located at 3600 Wheeler Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia. Details…

01/28/15 1:12pm

alexandria logoThe Alexandria City Academy is now accepting applications for its spring session. The nine-week program begins Thursday, March 12.

The City offers the program to provide residents with an opportunity to gain exposure to and learn about a wide range of City government functions, services, activities and issues through first-hand experience.

Classes will take place on Thursdays, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m., at locations throughout the City. The program is open to City residents ages 18 and over, and to business owners within the City limits.

Class size is limited to 20 students. To apply for the program, visit this link for an online application, download an application, or call 703.746.4317 to have an application faxed or emailed to you. Application forms are also available at City Hall, 301 King Street, in Room 1900.

The registration deadline is Friday, February 13, at 5 p.m.

Completed applications may be submitted four ways:

1. By completing an online application
2. By fax to 703.838.6426
3. By mail to 301 King Street, Room 1900, Alexandria, VA 22314
4. Hand delivered to 301 King Street, Room 1900

For additional information, visit alexandriava.gov/CityAcademy, or contact Elaine Scott at 703.746.4317.

01/28/15 10:05am

Option A of Potomac Yard Metro in Alexandria Virginia as seen from the air
The public is invited to the Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the City Council Workroom located in City Hall at 301 King Street.

The meeting will include a discussion of the recently awarded Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank loan, an update on the status of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and discussion of the planned public outreach prior to a Locally Preferred Alternative decision.

For more information about this project please contact Lee Farmer at lee.farmer@alexandriava.gov or visit the City’s Potomac Yard website. Formal comments can be submitted at any time throughout the EIS process to comments@potomacyardmetro.com.

01/28/15 9:40am

Liberty Gas Station in Alexandria, VA
This is the second Liberty gas station I have seen with gas under $2 a gallon. This one is in the 4300 block of King Street in Alexandria near Park Center Drive. The other is on Henry Street in the Parker Gray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. A reader tipped me off to this station on Facebook. Thank you readers for your tips!

Reminder: You can find the lowest gas prices in Alexandria with the map found at this link on our site.

01/28/15 9:20am

Park smarter in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services is reconvening the Old Town Area Parking Study (OTAPS) Work Group to continue reviewing and making recommendations on parking management in the Old Town area. The Work Group will advise staff on implementing specific recommendations to improve parking conditions in Old Town. The next meeting is (Tonight!) Wednesday, January 28, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at City Hall, 301 King Street in Sister Cities Room 1101.

Meeting materials are available on the OTAPS website. The meeting is open to the public.

01/27/15 5:45pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has partnered with Urban Alliance and T.C. Williams High School to send 15 students to work as interns with them for the rest of the school year.